Conceived as an experiment with the art fair format, POPPOSITIONS is an assembly of galleries and hybrid art spaces. Changing location within Brussels for each edition, POPPOSITIONS aims to occupy a critical position during Art Brussels.
The 4th edition showcased a significant gathering of international participants throughout 10,000 square meters of abandoned office spaces. POPPOSITIONS is boasting a disruptive fair model catching visitors off-guard. It challenges the white cube format to show cultural innovation in a curated show.
LET’S TURN ART FAIRS INTO ARTISTIC LABORATORIES
To keep positioning itself vis-à-vis the prevailing art market, this year's quote Whatever you think, think something else, whatever you do, do something else by Robert Filliou sets the tone.
The open call was shaped as a manifesto and invited galleries and other hybrid art spaces to make original proposals.
Curators Walt van Beek and Benjamin Moncarey created a harmonised exhibition in the difficult space of Kanal Wharf with selected works.
IN A FORMER POST OFFICE
The fourth edition of POPPOSITIONS took place in former Belgian post offices, situated along the canal that runs through Brussels. Due to a restructuring of the company , 10,000 square meters of abandoned office spaces offer a great opportunity for a temporary occupation. The building consists of huge, open office spaces and smaller partitioned spaces. Each organisation will have to take this site specificity into account while installing, in concert with its neighbouring exhibitors.
2015 SELECTION BOARD
A new selection board proceeded the 100 applications received this year: Mariëtte Dölle (artistic director, TENT, Rotterdam), Sebastien Ricou (galerist, curator) and Etienne Wynants (artistic coordinator, Etablissement d'en face, Brussels)
ABEL NICOSDRIOU PROJECT (BE) / AC INSTITUTE (US) / ANOTHER SPACE (DK/NO) / A|B|C ONTEMPORARY (CH) / ATELIERHOF KREUZBERG (DE) / AZTLAN (MX) / BURNRATE (DE) / CLUB SOLO (NL) / CAUSTIC COASTAL (UK) / DASH (BE) / EIGHTFOLD (NL) / FORESEEN (BE) / FORMATO COMODO (ES) FRANCIS (INT) / GALERIE (INT) / GALERIE RIANNE GROEN (NL) / GENERAL STORE (AU) / GRÜNTALER9 (DE) / IN BETWEEN (BE) / KRUPIC KERSTING || KUK (DE) / L'ETAGE D'EUPHROSINE (BE) / LA MIRAGE (CA) / MILLINGTON MARRIOTT (UK) / NOPLACE (NO) / NOWAK AND MAYHEW (DE/NL) / OKNO (BE) / GALERIE OMS PRADHAN (BE) / ONE WORK GALLERY (AT) / O O O (BE) / OVERTOON (BE) / P/////AKT (NL) / RIOT (BE) / RUIMTE MORGUEN (BE) / SALON ACME (MX) / SOME RECENT EXAMPLES (UK) / STRAAT GALLERY (FR) / THE KIV GALLERY (CZ) / TRAMPOLINE (BE)